Knowledge on the Nordics

Denmark: Uncovering Nordic Collectivism with Cathie Jo Martin

April 15, 2021 nordics.info Season 3 Episode 6
Knowledge on the Nordics
Denmark: Uncovering Nordic Collectivism with Cathie Jo Martin
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Listen to this podcast if you are interested in :

  • How a collective mindset has been discernable in Denmark and the Nordic countries at points in history – and whether this still applies today;
  • Mass education in the nineteenth century in Denmark and greater emphasis on vocational training;
  • Labour market relations;
  • Neoliberalism and threats to collectivism.

Join the editor of nordics.info, Nicola Witcombe, on her sixth virtual visit around the Nordic countries in the podcast series ’The Nordics Uncovered: Critical Voices from the Region’. Cathie and Nicola spoke over Zoom in March 2021.

Sound credits : freesound.org, including Lapping Waves.wav by Benboncan, and Short dance by szegvari.

Visit nordics.info for more information on this podcast.

Education policy-making in Denmark & the UK in the 19th century
Learning by doing Versus the natural traits of the hero
Denmark today: Schools and the growing number of NEETs
Active labour market policies started early in Denmark
US/Scandinavian comparison: tax, child poverty, social exclusion
Disconnect between Danish norms and neoliberalism
Political scientists should not discount culture